The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest and fastest growing in North America with over 2.1 million members. SEIU-West is the second largest SEIU Local in Canada, and represents more than 13,000 working people in the province of Saskatchewan. They work in health care, education, municipalities, community-based organizations, retirement homes and other sectors.
It is time for the 2022 SEIU-West SAHO/ECI Bargaining Survey!
This survey is for SEIU-West members who work at (or are on leave from) a Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) or SHA-affiliated workplace or program, including Extendicare.
On June 7, SEIU-West held a virtual townhall to talk with SHA members about the Letter of Understanding (LOU) that changes our hours-based seniority system to a seniority date system. The difference is that all hours-based seniority will begin to be transferred to a seniority date.
Do you want to be more active in your union? Are you 35 years old or younger? Great news!! You're eligible to attend the 2022 Young Workers' Conference!
The next round of collective bargaining with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) and Extendicare Canada Inc. (ECI) will begin in the coming months and we are looking for SEIU-West members to make up our bargaining committee.
SEIU-West's Aboriginal Committee met on May 31 and has many exciting initiatives coming up.
We'd like to share a list of June events and ask that you join us in celebrations of National Indigenous History Month and work towards Reconciliation in Saskatchewan.
Email [email protected] if you'd like to walk with us in Saskatoon for Rock your Roots for Reconciliation!
Elmview, Moose Jaw, Parkside, Preston, and Sunset Extendicare Facilities
New pay rates are effective April 17, 2022.
Dear members of SEIU-West:
We are writing you with an important update related to the recent cyber-attack affecting SEIU-West that we first reported to you late last week on March 11, 2022. We promised to provide you with further updates as more information became available.
Here is what we’ve learned to date:
Dear member of SEIU-West:
We are writing to you with important information about a recent cyber-attack affecting SEIU-West. SEIU-West became aware of this cyber-attack on March, 10 2022, which is believed to have occurred early in the morning of March 10, 2022.
Date: March 7, 2022
Greetings Brothers and Sisters who work at Extendicare Canada’s Elmview, Preston, Moose Jaw, Parkside, and Sunset facilities:
We wanted to update you regarding the implementation of the new collective agreement you approved in January, as well as regarding the transfer of these facilities to the SHA.
Date: March 4, 2022
Greetings Sisters and Brothers,
At long last, we can confirm that our collective agreement is finalized and at the printer!
On January 20, 2022 SEIU-West, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL), the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation (STF), the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN), SGEU and CUPE Saskatchewan joined together to call on the Government of Saskatchewan to protect our healthcare and education systems and other vital public services from the Omicron wave by immediately following the advice of Chief Medical Health Officer Dr. Saqib Shahab. The presidents of these six organizations held an unprecedented joint news conference. Today, the joint open letter below was sent to Premier Scott Moe, calling for a a public health order to:
- Limit gathering sizes to a maximum of 10 people.
- Limit the frequency of gathering and establish a consistent “bubble” of close contacts.
- Limit non-school and non-work contacts.
- Limit non-essential travel between communities.
The Regina united Way is holding Labour Community Advocate training scheduled to begin on March 31, 2015. Please discuss this opportunity with your members to see if anyone is interested in attending.
Just the Facts: Summary Offence Ticketing (SOTs) – Starting July 1, 2014
Saskatchewan Health Minister Dustin Duncan says details in a report on conditions in the province’s long-term care facilities are “dismaying” and “heartbreaking” and left him “angry.”…
To read this story on-line, click on the link below:
Care homes in crisis – link to Star Phoenix
Care homes in crisis
Facing complaints that include residents soiling themselves and receiving tub baths only once a week, the Saskatchewan government is injecting $10 million into an urgent issues action fund for long-term care facilities in the province…
To read this story on-line, click on the link below:
‘We need to do better for seniors in need of our care’ – link to Star Phoenix
I would like to share with you the enclosed letters from our SEIU-West members expressing their concern about the recent public announcement by 3sHealth to privatize public laundry and linen services within the health care sectors. Please find enclosed…
Click on the link below to read the entire letter:
Privitazation of Laundry/Linen Services – July 30, 2013
Thank you for your letter of July 30, 2013, regarding the recent announcement by 3sHealth on a new provincial laundry and linen service. I also acknowledge the letters you enclosed from SEIU-West members with regard to this announcement.
The new Provincial Linen Services will benefit…
To read the entire letter, click on the link below:
"I am Maintenance Electrician with Chinook School Division. I help ensure the lighting and power needs of students are taken care of to create beneficial learning environment" - Chris.
The SEIU-West collective bargaining agreement with the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations (SAHO) will expire on March 31, 2017. The parties can begin bargaining for renewal of these agreements in December 2016. In order to keep up-to-date with bargaining updates and information, SEIU-West has created an SEIU/SAHO Communications Hub. On this page, you’ll be connected to a variety of ways to stay informed and engaged – check it out!
As has been the case in the past, the SAHO proposal package informs our negotiations with Extendicare. Click here to find out what is going on with Extendicare negotiations.
Bargaining updates: Scroll down to see the latest and sign up to receive updates by email or by text – be sure to follow the directions on the page!
Find out who makes up your SAHO Bargaining Committee!
Questions? Use the Contact Us form – be sure to selected “bargaining” from the drop-down menu.
Show your solidarity by having a Purple Day in your workplace. You can also request the SEIU-West Trailer if you want to host a Bargain-Q!
Other useful resources:
- Social media do’s and don’ts
- Bargaining in the News
- Bargaining Lobby Kit
- Virtual bulletin board